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Nature Photonics


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Photonics — the scientific study and application of light — has evolved to become a key technology behind many devices found in the modern home, factory and research lab. Today, the field is both a Nobel-prize-winning science and a billion-dollar industry, underpinning applications such as fibre-optic communication, data storage, flat-panel displays and materials processing. Nature Photonics is a monthly journal dedicated to this exciting field and publishes top-quality, peer-reviewed research in all areas of light generation, manipulation and detection. Coverage extends from research into the fundamental properties of light and how it interacts with matter through to the latest designs of optoelectronic device and emerging applications that exploit photons. The journal covers topics including: -Lasers, LEDs and other light sources -Imaging, detectors and sensors -Optoelectronic devices and components -Novel materials and engineered structures -Physics of light propagation, interaction and behaviour -Quantum optics and cryptography -Ultrafast photonics -Biophotonics -Optical data storage -Spectroscopy -Fibre optics and optical communications -Solar energy and photovoltaics -Displays -Terahertz technology -Nonlinear optics -Plasmonics -Nanophotonics -X-rays Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2008Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2009Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2010Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2011Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2012Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2013Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2014Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2015Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2016Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2017Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2018Q1
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics2019Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2008Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2009Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2010Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2011Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2012Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2013Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2014Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2015Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2016Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2017Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2018Q1
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials2019Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200810.119
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200912.012
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201015.124
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201117.772
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201218.921
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201323.279
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201426.844
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201529.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201634.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201733.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201833.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201930.143
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200810.119
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200912.012
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201015.124
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201117.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201219.961
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201323.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201427.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201532.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201632.838
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201733.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201829.395
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201929.360
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200810.119
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200912.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201014.706
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201119.003
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201218.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201323.604
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201430.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201529.506
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201633.747
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201728.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201826.874
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201928.343
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20070
Self Cites200838
Self Cites2009103
Self Cites2010151
Self Cites2011163
Self Cites2012197
Self Cites2013219
Self Cites2014253
Self Cites2015215
Self Cites2016186
Self Cites2017167
Self Cites2018129
Self Cites2019171
Total Cites20070
Total Cites20081609
Total Cites20093928
Total Cites20107441
Total Cites20119329
Total Cites201210340
Total Cites201312213
Total Cites201413659
Total Cites201516102
Total Cites201615401
Total Cites201714789
Total Cites201812493
Total Cites201911920
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20070
External Cites per document20089.881
External Cites per document200911.697
External Cites per document201014.817
External Cites per document201117.492
External Cites per document201219.581
External Cites per document201323.199
External Cites per document201426.705
External Cites per document201531.647
External Cites per document201632.441
External Cites per document201732.858
External Cites per document201829.092
External Cites per document201928.938
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document200810.119
Cites per document200912.012
Cites per document201015.124
Cites per document201117.803
Cites per document201219.961
Cites per document201323.623
Cites per document201427.209
Cites per document201532.076
Cites per document201632.838
Cites per document201733.234
Cites per document201829.395
Cites per document201929.360
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents200848
Non-citable documents200997
Non-citable documents2010153
Non-citable documents2011160
Non-citable documents2012180
Non-citable documents2013199
Non-citable documents2014210
Non-citable documents2015214
Non-citable documents2016200
Non-citable documents2017190
Non-citable documents2018164
Non-citable documents2019189
Citable documents20070
Citable documents2008159
Citable documents2009327
Citable documents2010492
Citable documents2011524
Citable documents2012518
Citable documents2013517
Citable documents2014502
Citable documents2015502
Citable documents2016469
Citable documents2017445
Citable documents2018425
Citable documents2019406
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20070
Uncited documents2008113
Uncited documents2009188
Uncited documents2010277
Uncited documents2011255
Uncited documents2012249
Uncited documents2013242
Uncited documents2014245
Uncited documents2015221
Uncited documents2016180
Uncited documents2017176
Uncited documents2018157
Uncited documents2019173
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200894
Cited documents2009236
Cited documents2010368
Cited documents2011429
Cited documents2012449
Cited documents2013474
Cited documents2014467
Cited documents2015495
Cited documents2016489
Cited documents2017459
Cited documents2018432
Cited documents2019422
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